This one is amazing. We found it at the Discovery Institute’s creationist blog, titled “Trust the Scientists”? The World Catches Up with Intelligent Design. It was written by David Klinghoffer, a Discoveroid “senior fellow” (i.e., flaming, full-blown creationist), who eagerly functions as their journalistic slasher and poo flinger. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Remember the March for Science? It seems so quaint now.
That was four years ago, and we remember it. The Discoveroids wanted to participate, but they weren’t allowed to. It was quite amusing, and we wrote The Discoveroids and the March for Science. The Discoveroids are still angry about it. Klinghoffer says:
Regarding the trustworthiness of scientists, proponents of intelligent design have been urging thoughtful skepticism for decades. It is interesting to watch the rest of the world as it catches up with us
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What’s he talking about? He explains:
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson notes when this unraveling began.
Klinghoffer links to what looks like a weird article at that woman’s blog. Almost everything else in his post consists of quoting her. Here’s a little bit of it:
In my 2017 investigation [Link omitted!] into “Fake Science,” Dr. Marcia Angell, the first woman to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, explained why she says a large percentage of published studies are not to be believed.
Why didn’t we ever hear about this? We looked up Marcia Angell in Wikipedia. They discuss her editorship of the New England Journal of Medicine, but although she has criticized pharmaceutical companies for their pricing, there’s no mention of any “fake science” disclosures. This is very strange, but let’s stay with Klinghoffer’s quote of the Attkisson woman’s article about “fake science.”
As that quote continues, Attkisson tells about the editor of a UK magazine who wrote:
“Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue; science has taken a turn towards darkness.”
Ooooooooooooh! Some dude says science has taken a turn towards darkness. The Attkisson quote ends with this:
These scientists are joined by many others who say that industry and special interests have co-opted the research process, academic institutions, federal agencies and public health groups to such a degree that it can be impossible to get unconflicted, accurate scientific information. At the very least, it’s difficult to know what can be trusted and what should not.
Shocking. Absolutely shocking. Klinghoffer finishes his powerful post by saying:
It’s more important than ever to know — and more widely acknowledged now than, perhaps, ever — that there is no substitute for independent thinking about science. That’s whether you hold a science PhD or not.
Right. And if you want some really independent thinking about science, you can always get if from the Discoveroids.
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